Fortune 500 enterprises, mid-size businesses and emerging start-ups are all competing in a dynamic global economy where protecting a revolutionary idea or new technology can mean the difference between being the industry leader or being left behind. Munsch Hardt’s team of strategic Intellectual Property (IP) advisors deliver cutting-edge and multi-disciplinary services designed to match the innovative mindsets and diverse needs of today’s middle-market and emerging growth businesses.
We use our skills as business advisors to help companies accelerate their market penetration through strategic business combinations and alliances. Our transactional experience includes effective due diligence analysis in mergers and acquisitions designed to leverage clients’ IP strengths, as well as licensing agreements that both extend and protect ownership rights. In any transaction, we work to make sure all IP and proprietary rights are fully secured before the deal is structured.
Our lawyers also are experienced in litigation, arbitration and mediation involving high profile, corporate technology cases, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation. We represent clients in all phases of IP infringement cases, from evaluating the initial decision to initiate or respond to a lawsuit, forming litigation strategy, engaging in discovery and handling motion, trial and post-trial phases. Our skills encompass both aggressive trial representation and alternative forms of dispute resolution that achieve our clients’ goals without the expense of litigation.
Whether from a transactional or controversy perspective, we empower our clients to maximize the value of their IP assets, with a particular focus on telecommunication technologies; semiconductor designs; materials and fabrication; electronics; computer hardware and software; imaging devices; payment processing, digital signal processing; networking systems and software; mechanical and electromechanical devices; medical devices and natural resources exploration devices and methods.